George Clooney interrupted his honeymoon to help unveil the first trailer for Tomorrowland, the new Disney sci-fi action adventure inspired by the theme park attraction that showcased futuristic ideas, which stars Clooney alongside Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson.
Clooney made an unscheduled appearance at New York Comic-Con on Friday, on a panel on which the film’s director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof had been advertised to speak alongside Laurie and Robertson. However, despite only getting married to lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice on 27 September, Clooney surprised convention-goers by turning up to tell them Tomorrowland was “larger than most things I’ve been around” and that Iron Giant director Bird “has a real vision for what he wanted to do. It was really fun to do.”
The Tomorrowland trailer suggests that an inventor, played by Clooney, has found a way to access an alternative dimension, via a special pin badge. The trailer has Clooney speak a voiceover asking: “What if there is a secret place where nothing is impossible, a miraculous place where you could actually change the world.”
Tomorrowland marks Bird’s second live-action feature, after Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol; he had previously completed three well-regarded animated films, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Lindelof is best known for his collaborations with JJ Abrams on Lost, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, as well as working on Prometheus, World War Z and Cowboys & Aliens. The original Tomorrowland was opened in 1955 as part of the Disneyland theme park in California, showcasing what then was the far-off year of 1986.
Tomorrowland is due for release on 21 May 2015 in Australia and 22 May in the UK and US.
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